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Liz McCarthy

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks English, French
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Mougins - La Cigaliere

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 separate WC, fully air conditioned, Sleeps 6

La Cigaliere was completely rebuilt by a renowned local architect and completed July 2011. Surrounded by ancient olive trees in a secluded location with landscaped garden and pool this three bedroomed, three bathroom house sleeps 6.

The top floor composes an 80sqm open plan living area and designer kitchen benefitting from views of the sea, the old village and mountains. There are two terraces at this level one of which leads to the garden and pool.

The ground floor has the three double bedrooms, two with en suite shower rooms, and a family bathroom. Two bedrooms open out on to a large terrace.

The house is decorated, furnished and equipped to a high standard with fully integrated air-conditioning throughout.

There are three covered terraces which provide welcome shade in the heat of the day and secluded seating areas in which to read and relax. There are two eating areas overlooking the pool, a breakfast terrace off the kitchen and a 3.3m table under a pergola with adjacent BBQ.

The oldest parts of La Cigaliere date back to 1693. The villa was completely rebuilt and extended in 2011, incorporating the latest modern conveniences whilst retaining its Provencal charm.

The open plan living area (80sqm) with cathedral roof is on the top floor. This composes a dining area seating 8, a winter seating area with 19th century stone fireplace and television with home cinema system, a summer seating area with views of the pool and a designer kitchen. This has access to a covered south facing terrace with views to the sea and the old village. There is a further terrace linking the house to the pool and the garden shaded by a 150 year old olive tree.

The modern well equipped kitchen has an American fridge/freezer with ice maker and water dispenser, double oven/microwave, dishwasher and induction hob. On the ground floor there is a separate laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer.

The three bedrooms are on the ground floor.

The master bedroom has a superking (180cm) bed, dressing area and en suite shower room with double sink and large walk in shower enclosure. There is a french door leading to a south facing covered terrace.

Bedroom two has a king sized bed (160cm) and en suite shower room.

Bedroom three has the two single beds (90cm) which can be zipped together to form a superking bed (180cm). There are two french windows leading to a terrace and two seating areas.

Directly opposite bedroom three is the family bathroom with a rain shower over the bath.

The secluded landscaped garden is on three levels with views of the mountains and the old village. There are several mature olive trees and many fruits trees, orange, lemon, nectarine, cherry, apricot and almond. It has discrete garden lighting for night use.

Next to the swimming pool (10m x 4.5m) and sun terrace there is a shaded pergola with a 3.3m dining table seating eight - ten people. Ideal for long relaxing lunches. Adjacent to this is a bbq area with charcoal Weber bbq provided.

As well as numerous seating areas throughout the garden there are six sun loungers around the pool.

Parking is available for two cars within secure electric gates and for a further two cars outside the property.


Golf: Mougins has two golf courses, the Royal Mougins Golf Club and the Cannes-Mougins Golf Club. There are several others within an easy drive of the house. It is possible to purchase a GOLF PASS which enables you to play at a number of golf clubs in the region.

Museums: the French Riviera offers the broadest range of museums in France after the Parisian region. In the old village there is le Musee d'Art Classique a Mougins and the Museum of Photography. In Le Cannet (4km) there is the Musee Bonnard. In the Cote d'Azur there are museums dedicated to Picasso, Matisse, Cocteau, Leger, Chagall, Renoir who all worked in the area and the Maeght Foundation in St Paul de Vence.

Spa: several five star hotels in the area have spas as well as a day spa in Mougins. It is also possible to arrange a masseur to visit the villa.

Shopping: most of the major fashion designers have shops in Cannes and there are also many specialist boutiques in and around the rue d'Antibes area. Within walking distance of the house there are excellent food shops including a butcher/charcuterie where prepared meals are available, greengrocer, cheese shop, fish monger, wine merchant and bakery. In addition there is a daily covered food market in Cannes, 15 mins drive away, which makes an enjoyable morning. There are several beautiful interior design boutiques in Mougins and Cannes.

Dining: there is an excellent range of restaurants in Mougins, Cannes and surrounding areas. We will provide a personnel selection before your arrival to help plan your holiday.

Other activities such as horse riding, sailing, hiking and skiing are within easy reach.


We can provide you with details of a car hire company who will deliver a car to the airport and hand you the key to avoid the queues at NIce Airport in high season.

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Liz McCarthy (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks English, French

Why Liz McCarthy chose Mougins

We decided to buy a house in the Cote D'Azur as it is a year round desintation. In winter, with clear blue skies it is often possible to have lunch outside. In spring, mimosa and the orange blossom scent the air and the warm days last well into the autumn. Cannes is always open and with so many galleries and restaurants, there is always something to do.

We chose the property due to the location. Close to the shops, within walking distance of a number of restaurants and with beautiful views. The architech designed the house so that there is a differnt view from every window. To the south we have a sea view, to the north a view of the mountains which, in winter, can be snow capped. We also have a view through the trees to the old village of Mougins pearched on the hill, yet 20 minutes walk away.

What makes this villa unique

The closest shop is the bakery. Being able to stroll 4 minutes to the boulangerie each morning for fresh bread and croissants is a perfect start to the day.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What’s not to like about this amazing villa? Absolutely nothing – it has it all. Superb, top class decoration and furniture throughout, with amazing outdoor spaces around the pool and masses of space for cars. The kitchen is out of this world, and we all thought we would like to take it home with us! Every dish, every utensil and all the glassware and cutlery are of the highest standard, proving that the owners obviously have very good taste.

One tiny quibble is that it is not so easy to find because of the multiple ring roads around the old town which all look the same. A satnav is probably essential, and signage at the entrance could be bigger.

The walk to Mougins is steep, but you can have a kir and an ice cream on a café terrace when you make it! L’amandier restaurant is superb, with views across the entire valley. There are too many art galleries selling inferior products for my liking, but the new museum of ancient artefacts is stunning.

A trip to Cannes is a must, especially on Sunday morning for one of the markets, and a chance to ogle the yachts belonging to Russian oligarchs…
Jun 2012
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Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

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Renovated 3 bed Mougins villa with sea view - 250m from shops
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
East Sussex

absolutely beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here,everything was of the highest quality.

Absolutely beautiful

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Killiney, Co Dublin, Ireland

beautiful property - wonderful family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We would highly recommended this villa for a lovely holiday with family or friends - it is exactly how it is in the photos, beautifully clean and well maintained and Liz who manages it is always helpful. The best thing for us is the location - you really can walk five minutes and buy everything you need food wise - fantastic butcher, baker etc in Tournamy - and if you are moderately fit you can walk into the old village of Mougins in about 15 mins for dinner. If you are interested in art, the museums in the vicinity are wonderful, and we had a couple of very enjoyable days on the beach in Cannes. For kids there is the huge watersplash park near Antibes. It was the perfect place for us and we couldn't fault it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

A wonderful winter vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the villa in early January 2013 and spent an absolutely amazing week at Cote d'Azur. Everything is close, and not as crowded as in the summer. In fact, I think we preferred Cannes in the winter time, not the summer. There were six of us and a baby who just started walking. Although it's not a place for small children our girl really liked the villa too, we just had to follow her every step. Liz was extremely helpful and responsive to all our questions and needs, which we greatly appreciated. It's a great neighbourhood and we enjoyed walking to the old city for dinner.

Other than that, it's just a beautifully designed villa with great views. We really liked the pictures on the web site but in reality the place is much more beautiful and cozy. If we were not constrained by baby safety requirements, we would definitely be happy to come back and spend more time here.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Beautiful Villa in Mougins

  • 5 of 5

In late summer 2012 six of us had an absolutely delightful time at this beautiful property. It is an ideal house whether you want to be indoors or out. Outside feels very spacious with excellent views across the countryside and to the old village opposite. The pool is large and there are two superb eating areas, one can cater for a large number of family and friends, the other for a more intimate six people. Both eating areas and pool are situated in a lovely landscaped garden.

Indoors has an up-to-date, contemporary feel and is a fantastic space for living, eating and sleeping. The weather was terrific but had there been an occasional rainy day, the villa would have been the perfect place for a stay indoors. I loved the spacious, comfortable seating areas as well as the large dining table. The kitchen area is large enough for a number of people to work easily when preparing meals. The bedrooms are large and there's also a big television.

The house is ideally situated for visiting the beautiful, historic villages of the local area as well as accessing the beaches and shops of Cannes and Nice. But certainly there is no need to go that far when you have the delicious restaurants and local shops of Mougins.

I found the owners' description very accurate and I would highly recommend this villa.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Stylish and in a very good location

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with family and friends and it is fantastic property; spacious and beautifully fitted out to a very high quality finish, especially the kitchen and bathrooms - always the litmus test for me.

The pictures on the website are accurate. The place is pristine as well as tastefully furnished.

The outdoor and indoor space have been creatively designed, so you can find a quiet private spot if that is what you want but there are excellent large spaces to get together as a group too. The grounds are really well maintained.

There is a lot of outdoor space with the property, so if you don't want to explore the surrounding area and just chill this property is good for that.

I love the way you are just 3 minutes walk from a local baker to get beautiful French bread in the morning but when you are in the house it is quiet and secluded. Also loved being just a short steep walk from Mougin too with all its art shops and restaurants, a great place to potter.

Would definitely recommend. Works well for 2-3 couples travelling together.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Kilometres
Village Bar
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Royal Mougins Golf Club
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The medieval village of Mougins sits 6km above Cannes with beautiful views over the sea and mountains. Famed as the place where Picasso spent the last 12 years of his life, Mougins is also renowned as a culinary centre of excellence with a wide range of restaurants. It hosts the Annual International Gastronomy Festival of Mougins in September. The village also boasts two museums and several art galleries. The village is surrounded by the Valmasque Forest, which covers 427 hectares, and also has the two golf courses. Mougins is five minutes from the A8 motorway giving easy access to Nice, Monte Carlo, Italy and the Var and Provence. The villa is approx. 15 minute drive away from Cannes ideally situated for sophistication, shopping, restaurants and nightlife but sits in a restful location with beautiful sea, mountain and hilltop village views. The local baker, butcher, greengrocer and wine shop is only a four minute walk away at the end of the street as well as the bus to Cannes which departs every 30 minutes. The Medieval village with its wide choice of restaurants is also within strolling distance.


Prices & Availability

From £1,750 Weekly

Prices for this holiday villa in Mougins, Cannes - Grasse - Antibes

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1 Jan 2015 - 8 May 2015
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9 May 2015 - 3 Jul 2015
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4 Jul 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
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29 Aug 2015 - 26 Sep 2015
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7 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,500
Notes You will be met by our housekeeper who on arrival who will be happy to show you the house and answer any questions. She is contactable throughout your stay.
Twice weekly clean included in the rent
Additional maid service, chef and massage services , if desired, can be provided and paid for locally.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Mougins in Cannes - Grasse - Antibes

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Double sink
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Family Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Guest WC - Toilet
  • The bathrooms feature high quality fittings by Duravit, Hansgrohe, Kohler, Matki and Lefroy Brooks. All bathrooms have underfloor heating and heated towel rails.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be divided into 2 singles
  • The Master Bedroom has a dressing area, a sleigh superking (180cm) size bed, a view of the old village and direct access to a south facing covered terrace. The ensuite shower room features a double sink and a large walk in shower enclosure. Bedroom 2 has a king size (160cm) bed with a view of the old village and an ensuite shower room Bedroom 3 has two single (90cm) beds which can be zipped together to form a super king (180cm). Direct access from two sets of French doors to a South facing terrace and a covered seating area.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
The house has been equipped to a standard that one would expect from a primary residence including high quality linens, a fully stocked kitchen and the latest technology including 3D HD 40' flat screen TV and home cinema system. We hope our guests will find the house stylish but comfortable to make their holiday relaxing and enjoyable. As the garden is on three different levels and the living area is split level, the house may not be suitable for people with limited mobility. For this reason the house is not ideal for young children but we welcome families with children aged 10 and above.

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